I just made a pair for my sister, but the pattern isn't free. I got it from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. They were super easy and very cool looking. They didn't have cables but they did have a spiral rib. :shrug:
I second the Fetching as far as the free patterns go. I have some cashmere blend set aside for those babies. :cheering:
GL and please let us know what you decide!